Russel Fredrick “Freddie” Goehl

Russel Fredrick Goehl
May 18, 1933 – March 5, 2020

Freddie Goehl, 86, of College Station, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Bryan Texas. Visitation at Callaway-Jones will begin on Monday, March 9th at 6 pm followed by rosary starting at 7:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 am, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the interment to follow in Rest Ever Memorial Park Cemetery at 11:45 am, with Rev. Msgr. John McCaffrey and Father Andrew Dinh, officiating services. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Freddie, Russel Fredrick Goehl, was born to William and Eulalia Wolfe Goehl in Quincy, Illinois May 18, 1933. He married Wanneta Williams on Feb 14, 1953. Served in U.S. Army from May 1953 until April 1955 where he was deployed to South Korea for the entire enlistment. Moved to Bryan Texas in summer of 1962 where he and Arlen Crouch created the business Bryan Marine. Later he opened his own business as Bryan Outboard.
Besides running a successful business for 30 plus years he was also a professional boat race driver earning several World Championship Titles.

His parents Eulalia (Wolfe) Goehl and William M. Goehl; his daughter Carol Ann Ambrose; has sister Florence Goehl, brothers: Leroy, Marion, James, Ralph, Virgil and William all precede Freddie in death.

Freddie is survived by his wife, Wanneta Goehl: his children, Russel and wife Marge Goehl, Thomas and wife Ruth Goehl, Jeff and wife Darlene Goehl, Susan and husband Joe Gibson, his son-in-law Bobby Ambrose: his nine grandchildren and six, with one on the way, great-grandchildren and many close friends of the family.

Honoring Freddie’s life, as Pallbearers are Travis Gibson, Ty Gibson, Cole Gibson, Matthew Hill, Christopher Woody, and Jarrod Ambrose; and honorary Pallbearer Trevor Goehl.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be given to Hospice Brazos Valley In Memory of Russel Fredrick “Freddie” Goehl.


  1. Please accept our sincerest condolences. We had some good times with Freddy and family back in the boat racing days. God rest his soul. We pray for comfort in your time of need.

  2. I went to work at Bryan Outboard when I was 14 in 1966. Freddie gave me my first real “paying” job. I rode my bicycle to work after school and on Saturdays until I bought a car. That was the beginning of a 50 year friendship. I learned a lot about working on boats, motors and chainsaws from Freddie. Freddie was a great guy and a good friend. He will be missed.

  3. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Wanetta, Russel, Thomas, Jeff, Susan and the entire Goehl family. Mr Freddie was a wonderful man and I was fortunate to become acquainted with him. God bless each of you as you cope during this time.

  4. So sorry about your loss! He was such a wonderful kind and generous man! May God Bless all your family!

  5. May God Bless all of the family at this difficult time! Mr Goehl was always so happy and joyful! He will be missed! Always enjoyed talking with him at church and while watching Travis play baseball!

  6. My sincere condolences Margie to you and Russell and all the Goehl family. So sorry for your loss…… Linda Lopez Constancio

  7. Oh the stories that man could tell. I always enjoyed visiting with “grandpa” at Bryan Outboard. He will truly be missed. Stephanie & I as well as the entire Blue Mountain STIHL family offer our sincerest condolences. May God grant your family peace during these trying times.

  8. Wanneta and family we are so sorry for your loss. We had some good times on the cruises many years ago. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all of you. God bless all of you and we’ll keep you in our prayers.

  9. So very sorry for your loss! Freddie and i were good friends from way back. He was really a good person. We had some good times togather.

  10. Sad to hear that Freddie has passed away. God bless his family members.
    Freddie and I raced each other often back in the fifties during the Glory Days of Boat Racing.
    I have great memory’s of those days!
    God Speed Freddie!

  11. Our hearts go out to you Russel and Marge, and the entire Goehl family, during this difficult time. Your loss is great, but so is the Goehl family’s love and bond. Praying that you will be given strength and peace. Much love to you all….

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. So heartbreaking. Big hug from Ilinois. May your happy memories get you through the tough times ahead. Prayers for all. With Love Donna Goehl

  13. Prayers to all the family an hope the lord helps you through this time we will be thinking of you guys

  14. Sorry for your loss. The family has been hit hard the past coypke of years. May God ve with you and comfort you.

  15. Freddie Goehl is my friend. When we’re together time flies. Freddie went on ahead of me. I will miss him until we’re together again. Freddie and I will walk the talk! God’s grace and peace to you Wanneta and Family.

  16. Marge & Russell,
    You have our deepest sympathy. We love you dearly and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Thomas, Carrie and I are so sorry for your loss. Your father was always a delight to be around.. I will miss him a lot.

  18. I’ve been doing business with Freddie for about 45 years. Always enjoyed visiting with him. I especially enjoyed he and Wanetta coming to dances where our country/polka band would play.My deepest condolences to the entire Goehl family.

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